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Image Credit: ilona.shorokhova / Shutterstock.com For nearly a half-century, Black Friday has been recognized as the kick-off of the Holiday shopping season. It is thought that the day after Thanksgiving became known as Black Friday in the early 1960s when Philadelphia police officers used the term to describe the massive traffic jams generated by the...
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For retailers and sellers of just about every consumer product, the Christmas selling season is a crucial time. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of total revenues are generated in the final six to eight weeks of each year. Surveys and studies are predicting that sales this shopping season will generate between $157...
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Image Credit: TierneyMJ / Shutterstock.com The dust is settling from 2019’s initiation of annual holiday spending and the analysts are busy evaluating and declaring the winners and losers of this year’s big game. For those whose life’s profession is marketing, the results of post-Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday consumer shopping are as...
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Image credit: Jeramey Lende / Shutterstock.com As a youngster it was a concept that brought glee to the hearts of many a child. Christmas in July! What a great idea. The very thought of having another bite of the gift-receiving apple five months early was an idea that seemed too good to be true. And...
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Image credit: imtmphoto / Shutterstock.com. The days of long, unruly lines and 24-hour camp-outs in front of major retail locations appears to be a spectacle of the past. Shoppers tired of playing retailers’ hold-out games in order to get the best prices on holiday purchases have changed the long-standing dynamics of Black Friday shopping. Historically...
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Listen to the chatter from consumers as they peruse local shops and malls across America, and you can often hear passive disdain for how early retailers are gearing up selling efforts for the coming holiday season. Most lament “Christmas already” or “it gets earlier and earlier each passing year.” Marketers appear to be deaf to...
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Would a winning team come to the plate in the World Series expecting to win without their best equipment? The answer from most sports enthusiasts and players alike would be, “certainly not!” But retailers and sellers across the industry spectrum may be coming to the plate in the biggest game of the year woefully unprepared...
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The season for gift giving is fast approaching, and retailers from hometown America to online retailers way out in cyber space are looking for the gift of increased sales and black ink bottom lines. The 2017 holiday selling season was the biggest and best since 2011. Sales in the U.S. grew 5.5% in brick and...
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Historically Black Friday is a term that has been associated with events involving the selling of slaves to attempts by a few misguided investor barons to curb the precious metal market. But the term is most commonly familiar to the one day each year that retailers and hungry holiday consumers get together to change the...
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It is hard to believe but the vacation is about over for millions of school aged youth. With many school districts opting to open schools in mid-August, the second largest shopping season of the year is in full swing. Second only to the Christmas holiday, the back-to-school shopping season accounts for more than $72.5 billion...
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